1803 to explore and to map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it. With maps, sketches, and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Journals by meriwether lewis and william clark pdf to report its findings to Jefferson.
Jefferson also placed special importance on declaring U. 1876 and the expedition was largely forgotten. Lewis and Clark began to gain new attention around the start of the 20th century. Portland, Oregon, showcased Lewis and Clark as American pioneers. However, the story remained relatively shallow, a celebration of U. In 2004, a complete and reliable set of the expedition’s journals was compiled by Gary E.
In the 2000s, the bicentennial of the expedition further elevated popular interest in Lewis and Clark. As of 1984, no U. American expedition leaders are more instantly recognizable by name. May 21: Departure from St. May 24: Pass Boones Settlement. 29: First trial in new territory. John Collins is on guard duty and breaks into the supplies and gets drunk.
Hugh Hall to drink also. Collins receives 100 lashes, Hall receives 50 lashes. 12: Second trial in new territory. Is charged with lying down and sleeping at his post whilst a sentinel. He receives 100 lashes for four straight days. They hand out peace medals, 15-star flags and other gifts, parade men and show off technology.
August 18: Captain Meriwether Lewis’s 30th birthday. He is the only member lost during the expedition. George Shannon is selected to get the horses back from native Americans. According to a legend, Lewis wraps a newborn baby in a United States flag and declares him “an American”. Close order drill, air gun demo, gifts of medals, military coat, hats, tobacco. Hard to communicate language problems.
Two armed confrontations with Sioux. Some of the chiefs sleep on boat, move up river to another village, meet in lodge, hold scalp dance. Pierre Antoine Tabeau lived in another village was from Quebec. Newman was discarded from the permanent party. Joseph Gravelins acted as interpreter. October 26: Rene Jessaume lived with Mandan for more than a decade, hired as Mandan interpreter.